Health Choice Integrated Care offers our community the following resources and information in response to the recent Tinder fire near Blue Ridge, AZ.
- Our 24/7 Crisis Line is available at 877-756-4090. We are prepared to provide recent fire information and shelter resources. Mobile crisis services are also available and can be accessed through this number.
- If you have forgotten your medications during evacuation, HCIC Pharmacy Help Desk can help you get a refill. Call 1-877-923-1400.
- Southwest Behavioral Health Services, The Guidance Center, ChangePoint Integrated Health and Child and Family Support Services are providing support and wellness checks to members.
|ChangePoint Integrated Health:
1015 E Second St
103 N 1st Ave
|Southwest Behavioral and Health Services:
1515 E Cedar Suite 2-4
|Child and Family Support Services:
1515 E Cedar Suite D2
|The Guidance Center:
2187 N. Vickey St
Updates on Tinder Fire
Most recent information on Tinder Fire can be found:
Red Cross Shelter and Response:
- Twin Arrows Casino – 22181 Resort Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004. All residents and small animals are accepted.
- Call The County’s Call Center, 928-679-8393 with questions about evacuations and structures.
Large animals are being accepted at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoCounty for more details.
- Important papers
- Prescription Glasses/dentures
- Personal hygiene items
- Additional clothing
- Sleeping bags, blankets, pillow
- Baby food, bottles, diapers, change of clothes
- Checkbook, credit cards/cash
- Driver’s License
- Pets, bowls, leash or carrier, recent photo
- Turn off gas and electric, or
- Unplug or turn off all appliances (except fridge and freezer)
- Lock doors and windows
- Tie a white towel or large white cloth on front door
- Close drapes and blinds
- Secure outdoor possessions
- Secure/hide other valuables
Shelter In place with smoke impacts:
Please keep window and doors closed, put a wet towel at the bottom and around windows and doors if necessary. Do not use evaporative coolers however most air conditioning units can filter light to moderate smoke. If you are using oxygen please keep it close by and contact your health care provider soon if you need assistance with more. Don’t hesitate if you feel impacted by smoke, seek medical attention right away.
You may have experienced a major, life-changing event. It is normal to be experiencing distress, confusion, and sadness. Here are some common symptoms experienced by people coping with disaster, keeping in mind this list is not all-inclusive:
• Shock, disbelief
• Tension and irritability
• Fear, anxiety, guilt
• Difficulty making decisions
• Emotionally numb
• Loss of appetite
• Sleep disturbances, nightmares
• Feeling powerless and/or hopeless
• Headaches, back pain, stomach issues
• Fatigue, low energy
• Trouble concentrating
• Desire to be alone
It is important in situations like this to practice self-care, and allow others to do the same. Self-care means listening to what you need in the moment and then doing that. If you need more sleep, then sleep. If you need to take frequent breaks, take breaks. It is honoring what you need without judgment or guilt, and allowing others to do the same. It is giving yourself space, time, and comfort to heal.
Here are some important self-care tips to remember:
• Be mindful, aware in the present moment of your needs and honor them without judgment
• Talk with others
• Connect socially
• Eat well
• Get plenty of sleep
• Be kind and gentle with yourself
• Maintain a routine
• Take frequent breaks
• Avoid drugs and alcohol
• Remember – it will not always be/feel this way
• Engage in your spiritual practice
• Express your feelings in healthy outlets
Please remember Help is always available 24/7 HCIC Crisis Line 1 (877) 756-4090